The Importance of Being Participants in LifeNowadays it is common to encounter a scene when people want to see things happen but can't make things happen for various kinds of reasons. Sometimes, they just refuse to be the change in the world.
As far as I am concerned, we should all have the notion of being the participant in our life. For instance, one can't have a healthy body by merely watching others take regular exercises. He must strengthen his body through his own efforts. Another case is that when people intend to acquire new skills, such as public speaking skill, they need to catch every opportunity to speak in the public so that they can achieve success. Furthermore, there are changes we want to see in the world, like protecting the environment effectively, and the only way to make a difference is that each of us should be a contributing participant.
In conclusion, let's go out there to make things happen, just as the saying goes: "Be the change you want to see in the world."
1. B. They enjoyed the movie on space exploration.
2. A. At a gift shop.
3. C. He declined a job offer from the art gallery.
4. D. He will be unable to attend the birthday party.
5. B. Set a deadline for the staff to meet.
6. A. They way to the visitor’s parking.
7. D. He has benefited from exercise.
8. D. The secretaries in the man’s company.
9. B. It is used by more people than English.
10. C. The influence of the British Empire.
11.It includes a lot of words from other languages.
12.To place an order
13.He is not familiar with the exact details of goods.
14.It depends on a number of factors.
15.Ring back when she comes to a decision.
16. No one knows for sure when they came into being.
17.Carry ropes across river.
18.To prove the lighting is electricity.
19.She can speak several languages.
20.They have an intense interest in cross-cultural interactions.
21.She was able to translate for a German sports judge.
22.Taste the beef and give her comment.
23.He grew up in a poor single parent household.
25.Write two book reports a week.
29. Now and then
46. The author was advised against the improper use of figures of speech. 对应I段
47. The author's mother taught him a valuable lesson by pointing out lots of flaws in his seemingly perfect essay. 对应C段
48. A writer should polish his writing repeatedly so as to get closer to perfection. 对应K段
49. Writers may experience periods of time in their life when they just can't produce anything. 对应E段
50. The author was not much surprised when his school teacher marked his essay as "flawless". 都应B段
51. Criticizing someone's speech is said to be easier than coming up with a better one. 对应F段
52. The author looks upon his mother as his most demanding and caring instructor. 对应A段
53. The criticism the author received from his mother changed him as a person. 对应H段
54. The author gradually improved his writing by avoiding fancy language. 对应J段
55. Constructive criticism gives an author a good start to improve his writing. 对应G段
56. A) Its success is hard to copy anywhere else.
57. B) Lack of the right kind of talents.
58. A) Its location is not as attractive to rich people.
59. D) It is an old city with many sites of historical interest.
60. C) They can do more than providing money.
61. C) It may prevent your business and career from advancing.
62. B) Encourage people to disagree and argue.
63. A) To find out the truth about an issue.
64. D) They take care not to hurt each other’s feelings.
65. D) Acknowledge their contribution.
Chinese parents tend to pay so much attention to the academic performance of their children that they stop their kids from helping with the housework. The primary requirement for children is to study hard. Children are entitled to go to elite universities with high exam scores. Parents believe this is for the benefit of their children. Because in a highly competitive society like China, only high scores can guarantee kids a bright future. Chinese parents also think that they will be respected if their children make greater achievements in society. Therefore, parents are willing to sacrifice their own time, hobbies and interest to provide their children with better conditions.